Mission Statement


Founded in 2012, Harvard Model Congress Dubai is a 501(c)(3) educational non-profit organization dedicated to teaching high school students from around the worlds about the American government and international politics.  HMCD is a government simulation run entirely by Harvard students dedicated to international relations, teaching and politics.  It is the premier international government simulation for high school students in the Middle East.

Since the first Harvard Model Congress conference was held in Boston in 1986, HMC has been dedicated to providing immersive learning opportunities to students from all backgrounds all around the world. Now in our 34th year, HMC also holds annual conferences in Boston, San Francisco, Madrid, and Singapore.

HMC Dubai sets itself apart from other conferences through its commitment to challenging, inspiring, and teaching students. In creating an informed, intimate, and lively forum for debate, our staff exemplifies professionalism while conveying a contagious enthusiasm for each topic. By keeping our students focused and engaged, we hope to broaden delegates’ awareness of the world, help them gain an understanding of the workings and principles of diplomacy and civic participation, and inspire them to discover their own leadership potential.

HMC offers students the unique opportunity to assume the role of real life senators, congressmen, and international delegations as they engage in debate throughout the course of the three-day conference. To assist the delegates, our dedicated staff of Harvard students researches and writes briefings on each committee topic.  Students use these materials and the guidance of our staffers to inspire debate, cooperation, and legislation.

Above all, Harvard Model Congress Dubai is a teaching organization.  After three days of thorough debate, cooperation and hard work, each conference delegate will leave with: 

·       Increased confidence and leadership skills

·       An understanding of the workings of intergovernmental organizations

·       Improved public speaking skills and a better mastery of English speech making

·       The ability to find common ground among disparate views.